She was great. 20+ years ago. I'm sorry she died because it cancels any future rehab and redemption. Because she was once AWESOME in every way. I'm glad the great recordings will be around. But she made the concious choice to get involved with drugs and that scumbag Bobby Brown. I feel bad for her daughter, her Mom, the great Cissy Houston and her cousin, the GREAT Dionne Warwick. And Clive Davis who refused to give up on her. And yeah, part of me is sad for Whitney's death. But exactly how bad am I supposed to feel? I think I had more sympathy years ago when a stone cold crack whore I dealt with in the street had her entire throat slit by the wrong john. She was a victim of circumstances and never had the world at her feet like Whitney did. For all of that though, I still feel kind of bad for the loss of Whitney. But...it was her choice.
Post by edmontongreg on Feb 12, 2012 12:26:10 GMT -5
Thanks, for that. I was never a Whitney fan and I am dreading the radio now. She died way too young. She had a terrible addiction on her back, I am reading a book which has a cocaine addict recovering, it is tough. I refuse to say anything bad about Whitney, maybe there is a Lesson to be learned in her death.
It's just so sad. I feel it just a sad and tragic commentary on our American society in general. Personal responsibility, definitely, but what does it say about the American society as a whole. Ms. Houston's demise is not at all different from the tragic lives that are lost every day. We all know the difference between Ms. Houston's situation and the nameless, faceless but to their own loved ones.
Ms. Houston's voice was one of a kind, a true gift from God and forever a memory of my youth. That voice. Yet, along with the awesome voice is the tragedy of her addictions and her own failure to overcome her demons. Sometimes, the person just isn't strong enough to win the war, but only some of the battles.
Now, the war is over, and while death struck her down, hopefully, Ms. Houston's faith finally won the war.